Friday, June 8, 2018

Stranded in Love by Victoria Grant


7 Places in the World I Want to Visit.

I love to travel and have seen many amazing sites – the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains from a train (amazing!), the dolphins frolicking in the Caribbean Sea, Stingray City in Grand Cayman, and the incredible Hoover Dam in Nevada. But there are even more places in this world that I want to visit.

I have always promised myself I would go on a Castle Tour of Wales. According to Google, it has the most castles per square mile of any country in the world, it’s even called the Land of Castles. Granted, some are falling down and not quite up to hosting a royal wedding, but they’d all be fun to see, even if I couldn’t pronounce their names.

I want to go on a horse and carriage ride through Central Park on Christmas Eve. Wouldn’t this be such a romantic way to end a lovely day of shopping, skating at Rockefeller Centre and driving around to see all the holiday decorations and pretty lights?  Bundled up with that special someone, the snow gently falling, and a hot chocolate in our mitted hands.  Ah yes, perfect! (Now you know why I write romance novels.)

The Nile has always held an interest for me, even before I read Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile.  I have pictured myself cruising down the water, in awe of the landscape and people, trying not to murder somebody.  Maybe someday.

Even though I was born in England, I’ve never been to London. So that’s a definite must do for me. So many fabulous sights, and being a fan of royal history, I’d need to spend a month there just checking out the Crown Jewels and all the museums, not to mention a tour of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. I wonder if the Queen will invite me up for tea?

Tuscany, Italy is on my Bucket Travel List, too. It’s the home of some amazing architecture and art, not to mention wine. This would make a perfect starting point for my tour around Italy to see all the sites, especially the leaning tower in Pisa, and of course, Rome’s coliseum.

And I’ve always wanted to do some whale watching, and what better place to do that but on a cruise ship sailing through Alaskan waters? I’ve never been that far north, but I know it would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip of treasures!

And lastly, I’m so excited to be travelling to the lovely Prince Edward Island here in Canada, in July – fitting as this was the home of Confederation. I can’t wait to stroll along a boardwalk, breathe in the Atlantic Ocean air, and, of course, visit the Anne of Green Gables Heritage House in Cavendish. It will be a dream come true! 

So one crossed off, six more to go!  Where are your ‘must see’ places in the world?


Stranded in Love
by Victoria Grant

GENRE: Contemporary Romance


If a gold medal was awarded for Worst Day Ever, Laney Calderone would win it today, hands down. She’s just discovered she's pregnant, her fiancĂ© abruptly dumps her when she tells him, and her new car refuses to start as a brutal snowstorm hits Toronto.

Good Samaritan Tyler Hammond offers to take her home; however, with the heavy snow falling and his patience dwindling, Laney’s gold medal day isn’t over yet.

Storms intensify both outside and in as Laney finds herself inexplicably attracted to this tall, dark and very handsome but infuriating stranger.

Can Laney fight her unwanted yet increasing desire for this man long enough to get through the relentless storm? And will Tyler let her walk out of his life as easily as she came into it?


They finished their lunch without any conversation, just enjoying the music. Laney got up to clear away her dishes, and as she neared the counter, she felt Tyler’s hand on her shoulder. She turned to see his smiling face.

“Come dance with me,” he said softly. He took her hand, as his mesmerizing energy propelled her down the kitchen steps and into a dream world. Spellbound, she felt his skilful arms take control, one sliding firmly around her lower back, the other gently clasping her hand. They began to sway to the music and Laney felt his body stir and seductively caress hers as they moved effortlessly around the room, his tempting scent swirling around her. Laney closed her eyes filling her senses with this wondrous moment.

The song ended and she opened her eyes to find Tyler staring at her. He bent slightly and lowered his lips to hers.

Laney waited for her offended sense of decency to come storming through and push him away, but instead, her arms found their way around his neck, fully savouring the sensation of his strong body pressed against hers. Unlike his first kiss, which was rough and raw, this one was warm and soft. His tongue tenderly probed her mouth sending a provocative invitation to all her senses. Her knees nearly buckled as she answered his invitation. Tyler sensed her hunger, caressing her tenderly in his arms. She moaned softly and felt him shudder slightly as he moved his body closer to hers in a fascinating rhythm.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born in England to a Monty Python-loving dad and a Lawrence Welk-loving mum - tea drinkers all - we moved to Canada when I was seven. "Say book, say look" my new classmates would hound me just so they could have a good chuckle at my accent. But being incredibly shy, this was a great way for me to make friends.

My love of words and a creative imagination prompted English teachers to urge me to write for a living, especially after I got a letter from the Prime Minister who thanked me for writing to him!  So cool for a twelve-year-old!

Through the years, I wrote while I earned a living as an Administrative Assistant in various companies; then I owned a Wedding Coordination business for six years (talk about romance!), all the while being happily married to the love of my life.
These interesting jobs plus wedded bliss gave me oodles of ideas for romantic plot lines, tall, dark and handsome heroes and feisty, beautiful heroines, and, of course, the happily ever afters.

I currently live in Mississauga and spend time with family and friends, and struggle daily with the wine and chocolate that somehow magically appear in my house...

And, amidst the endless cups of strong tea, while the dead parrot sketch and Cole Porter songs whirl around in my brain, I write. I will always write romances because I love creating fascinating characters whose lives I can make completely miserable before I give them their happily ever after.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria Grant said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Diane Tanner said...

If I ever get the desire (and money) to travel again, I'll join you on that castle tour. :-)